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Ken Finch
Jedi Master Film Handler

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From: Herne Bay, Kent. U.K.
Registered: Oct 2011


 - posted October 28, 2018 11:30 AM      Profile for Ken Finch   Email Ken Finch   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Apologies for the "Typo" errors in my last 2 posts/replies. Put it down to old age and forgetfulness. I did not check the messages before replying!!! No, I am not yet losing my marbles. However it is sad to realize that so many of my old fellow "cinemaniac" friends are no longer around and quite a few were younger than me. Ken Finch.

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Mark Todd
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 - posted October 29, 2018 09:18 AM      Profile for Mark Todd   Email Mark Todd   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi Ken I wouldn`t worry about the odd typo etc, no one worries about that.

I`m the same !!!

Keep the film watching going whether film or LCD.

And keep popping on here to keep in touch etc.

Best Mark.

[ October 29, 2018, 03:58 PM: Message edited by: Mark Todd ]

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Brian Fretwell
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From: London, UK
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 - posted October 29, 2018 09:33 AM      Profile for Brian Fretwell   Email Brian Fretwell   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I blame typos on the fact that several of my keys have had their letters rubbed off by constant use and I'm not a touch typist.

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Osi Osgood
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 - posted October 29, 2018 11:28 AM      Profile for Osi Osgood   Author's Homepage   Email Osi Osgood   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
typo's are just a prt of middle age and especially a part of this fellow here who grew up on a very hard to work typewriter and so pounds unmercifully the poor keys on a computer! [Smile]

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Maurice Leakey
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From: Bristol. United Kingdom
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 - posted October 30, 2018 03:29 AM      Profile for Maurice Leakey   Email Maurice Leakey   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I don't really feel old, but when I look in the mirror to shave, I think who the hell is that. [Big Grin]

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Stuart Reid
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From: Worthing, West Sussex, UK
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 - posted October 30, 2018 03:32 AM      Profile for Stuart Reid   Email Stuart Reid   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Maurice, the trick is to stop shaving.

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Graham Ritchie
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From: New Zealand
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 - posted October 30, 2018 03:57 AM      Profile for Graham Ritchie   Email Graham Ritchie   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Regarding Getting Old..

I remember buying a Quadraphonic LP back in the 70s called Holst: The Planets, by Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic. Anyway what I have never forgot, was written on the back cover, was this....

Saturn: "The Bringer Of Old Age"

"We seldom see or hear you coming.
We seldom welcome the serenity or horror of your gift.
But it cannot be declined or undone it is end and beginning intertwined."

On that cheery thought [Smile] night night [Smile]

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Terry Sills
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From: Weymouth,Dorset,England
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 - posted October 30, 2018 09:42 AM      Profile for Terry Sills   Email Terry Sills   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I think like most of us, we are still Nineteen in the head - it's just that when we try to do things we find that things don't work like they used to.
In the words of Churchill 'Just keep buggering on'. [Roll Eyes]

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Dave Groves
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From: Southend on Sea, Essex, UK
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 - posted October 30, 2018 11:36 AM      Profile for Dave Groves   Email Dave Groves   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Old age is an interesting experience. By the time you get to 70 everything either works, half works, doesn't work at all or has dropped off. I didn't ask to get old. It just happened. I'm hoping Father Christmas will bring me a crane this year so I can lift my projector wihout help from the neighbourhood!!!

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Maurice Leakey
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 - posted October 30, 2018 11:46 AM      Profile for Maurice Leakey   Email Maurice Leakey   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Yes.
I've noticed that my projectors seem to be getting heavier each year.

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Tom Photiou
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From: Plymouth U.K
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 - posted October 30, 2018 01:53 PM      Profile for Tom Photiou   Email Tom Photiou   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
For the lads,
How is a lady like the continents?
From the ages of 16 and 18, she is like Africa, virginal and unexplored.
From 19 and 35, she is like Asia, Dark and mysterious.
From 36 and 45, she is like America, fully explored, breathtakingly beautiful, exciting and welcoming,
From 46 and 56 she is like Europe, confused but interesting in places,
And from 57 on she is like Australia,
everybody knows its,
but no one wants to go there [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Wink]

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Graham Ritchie
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 - posted October 30, 2018 06:57 PM      Profile for Graham Ritchie   Email Graham Ritchie   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Oooooo! the Aussies wont like you [Big Grin]

Kidding aside if you can reach retirement your doing well, when I drove those special needs runs for the kids, it certainly made me feel very fortunate to have ones health. One young girl on the run lost her eye sight when she was seven due to cancer, and not once did I hear her complain. Another youngster on the run was in foster from the age of seven and been bounced from one place to another. Another on my run was a young kid confined to a wheelchair, who also could have epileptic seizures from time to time as well.

The reason I mention this, is that in my view, it doesn't matter about your age, but to enjoy and make the most of each day while we can. I always feel its not so much about money, that we are short of.... its "time" plus if you can keep good health, well that's a bonus.

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Osi Osgood
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 - posted October 31, 2018 11:26 AM      Profile for Osi Osgood   Author's Homepage   Email Osi Osgood   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Men really never truly grow up. As the old saying goes, our toys just get bigger and more expensive! [Smile]

I'm just annoyed as to how just in the last year or so, my body has been warning me that my "expiration date" on some things (old fillings, for instance) is running out.

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Paul Adsett
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 - posted October 31, 2018 01:43 PM      Profile for Paul Adsett     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Well I think that the fabulous hobby of film collecting keeps us all young. And I really mean that. [Smile]

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Osi Osgood
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 - posted November 01, 2018 11:52 AM      Profile for Osi Osgood   Author's Homepage   Email Osi Osgood   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Especially when I watch those old cereal commercials from the 70's with great color, that are apparantly, holding up better than I! [Smile]

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